WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Feb. 1, 2012) - William and Mary head football coach Jimmye Laycock has announced the Tribe's 2012 signing class, which includes 13 student-athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent this afternoon.
"We entered the process looking to address depth across the line of scrimmage and at the cornerback position," Tribe Head Coach Jimmye Laycock said. "I am very pleased with the hard work our coaches did identifying a group of potential impact players. We attracted a diverse class that will give us depth and flexibility in key areas."
The incoming class is comprised of players from five states along the east coast from Georgia to New Jersey. In addition to four signees from Virginia, the class also includes players from Maryland (3), Pennsylvania (3), New Jersey (2) and Georgia (1). The group consists of three defensive linemen, three defensive backs, two offensive linemen, a quarterback, running back, wide receiver, linebacker/defensive end and linebacker/defensive back.
Complete bio information for all 13 signees is available below.
The Tribe's annual Green and Gold Spring Game is scheduled for April 14 at Zable Stadium. W&M will open the 2012 season at Atlantic Coast Conference foe Maryland on Sept. 1.
|Name||Video||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown / High School|
|Kendell Anderson||View||RB||5-9||180||Herndon, Va. / Westfield HS|
|Tyler Claytor||View||DL||6-3||270||Snellville, Ga. / Shiloh HS|
|Steve Cluley||View||QB||6-3||205||Manasquan, N.J. / Wall HS|
|Grey Congo||View||DL||6-2||275||Bowie, Md. / Gonzaga College HS|
|Avon "VJ" Davey||View||DL||6-2||260||Frederick, Md. / Governor Thomas Johnson HS|
|Chris Donald||View||LB/DE||6-3||245||Oceanport, N.J. / Red Bank Catholic HS|
|Kevin Hart||View||WR||6-1||192||Pittsburgh, Pa. / Seton-La Salle HS|
|Marcus Harvey||View||DB/LB||6-2||195||Great Falls, Va. / Langley HS|
|Kevin Jennings||View||OL||6-2||275||Richmond, Va. / Hermitage HS|
|Anthony Jordan||View||DB||5-11||180||Erie, Pa. / Erie East HS|
|Dom Martinelli||View||OL||6-4||310||McKees Rocks, Pa. / Montour HS|
|Cameron Ramirez||View||DB||5-10||170||Mitchellville, Md. / DeMatha Catholic HS|
|Lonnie "Trey" Reed||View||DB||5-8||160||Stafford, Va. / Colonial Forge HS|
Herndon, Va./Westfield High School
Head Coach: Kyle Simmons
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a running back, wide receiver and kick/punt returner for head coach Kyle Simmons at Westfield High School ... Honored as the 2011 VirginiaPreps.com Northern Region Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 1,770 yards on 249 carries and 30 touchdowns ... Set a single-game school record with 312 rushing yards ... Earned first-team all-district and first team all-region distinction as a senior ... Also garnered second-team All-Met honors ... Selected as the 2011 first-team All-Concord District Kick Returner of the Year ... Earned first-team all-district honors and second-team all-region accolades as a junior ... Named second-team all-district in 2009 ... Three-year letterwinner as a sprinter on the track team ... Garnered first-team all-region and all-district honors in track in 2010 and 2011 ... Personal: Son of Tommy and Veronique Anderson ... Mother attended William and Mary Law School ... Brother, Jordan, plays football at James Madison ... Enjoys watching TV and playing outdoor sports.
Snellville, Ga./Shiloh High School
Head Coach: Brian Montgomery
Prep: Four-year letterwinner playing along both lines of scrimmage for head coach Brian Montgomery ... Served as a team captain in 2011 ... Honored as the team's most valuable player as a senior ... Also chosen as SHS's offensive and defensive lineman of the year ... Played in the Georgia North/South All-Star Game ... Garnered second-team All-Gwinnett County distinction ... Selected as the Gwinnett County Touchdown Club Player of the Month twice (October and November) ... Totaled 61 tackles and 9.5 sacks as a senior ... Chosen first-team all-city as a junior after earned second-team honors as a sophomore ... Two-year letterwinner in baseball ... Also earned honorable mention all-city distinction as a freshman ... Earned academic award for excellence in the classroom ... Personal: Son of Lisa Claytor ... Brother, Nick Claytor, played at Georgia Tech (2008-11) and is now a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL ... Enjoys movies, music and video games.
Manasquan, N.J./Wall High School
Head Coach: Chris Barnes
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a quarterback for head coach Chris Barnes at Wall High School ... Finished his career with a school-record 4,364 total yards ... Registered a school-record 3,289 career passing yards with 30 touchdowns ... Honored as the 2011 conference player of the year after completing 73-of-128 passes for 1,292 yards, a single-season school record ... Also rushed for 558 yards with six touchdowns as a senior ... Earned first-team all-conference honors in 2011 and was a second-team All-Shore selection ... Named to the 2011 All-Madden Team ... Served as the Math Club President and was a member of the High Honor Roll ... Personal: Son of Scott and Janet Cluley ... Enjoys skiing, basketball and going to the beach.
Bowie, Md./Gonzaga College High School
Head Coach: Aaron Brady
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a defensive and offensive lineman for head coach Aaron Brady at Gonzaga College High School ... Served as a team captain in 2011 and was honored as the team's lineman of the year ... Garnered second-team All-WCAC honors as a senior ... Finished his senior season with 50 tackles (5.0 tackles per game), four sacks, 15 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles ... Named to the All-WCAC third team in 2010 and was an honorable mention selection as a sophomore ... Three-year letterwinner on the track and field team as a shot putter ... Ranked as the No. 1 shot putter in the Washington, D.C., area in 2011 ... Served as secretary in the Student Government Association ... Member of the ONYX Club ... Personal: Son of Richard and Angela Congo ... Father played basketball collegiately at Drexel and professionally in England for the Birmingham Bullets ... Enjoys basketball, music, video games and social networking.
Avon "VJ" Davey
Frederick, Md./Governor Thomas Johnson High School
Head Coach: Ben Wright
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as an offensive and defensive tackle for head coach Ben Wright at Governor Thomas Johnson High School ... Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior en route to helping team finish as the MPSSAA state runner up ... Also earned all-conference distinction in 2011 and was chosen to the Piedmont All-Area First Team ... Garnered first-team honors from the Frederick News Post, Frederick Gazette and cdhighrivals.com as a senior ... Served as a team captain in 2011 ... Won the 4A state championship in shot put as a junior ... Three-year letterwinner as a thrower on the track and field team ... Member of the Honor Roll ... Member of the Necktie Club Monitoring Group and was a National Honor Society Invite ... Personal: Son of Avon and Regina Davey ... Brother, Nick Claytor, played at Georgia Tech (2008-11) and is now a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL ... Enjoys video games, lifting weights and going to the beach.
Oceanport, N.J./Red Bank Catholic High School
Head Coach: Jim Portela
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a linebacker/fullback for head coach Jim Portela at Red Bank Catholic High School ... Selected as a first-team All-Shore linebacker ... Honored as a first-team all-division linebacker ... Garnered second-team all-county distinction as a linebacker ... Named second-team all-group at linebacker ... Finished his career with 250 tackles ... Also rushed for 500 yards with six touchdowns ... Personal: Son of William and Danielle Donald ... Enjoys hanging out with friends, skiing and snow boarding.
Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton-La Salle High School
Head Coach: Greg Perry
Prep: Four-year letterwinner as a wide receiver, running back, kick returner, punt returner linebacker and punter for head coach Greg Perry at Seton-La Salle Catholic High School ... Finished his career with a school-record 3,601 rushing yards on 540 carries (6.7 yds/carry) ... Also earned school records with 66 touchdowns and 406 total points ... Registered 62 career receptions for 820 yards and totaled 5,545 all-purpose yards during his four seasons ...Served as a team captain in 2011 and was a finalist for Mr. Pennsylvania Football after totaling 2,380 all-purpose yards ... Also rushed for 1,777 yards on 232 carries (7.7 yds/carry), totaled 19 receptions for 264 yards and scored 32 touchdowns as a senior ... Honored as the conference most valuable player and garnered first-team all-conference honors as a running back and a linebacker following his senior season ... Also earned honorable mention all-state distinction in 2011 ... Selected to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25, MSASports Elite 11 and The Almanac Elite 11 ... Chosen to the Pennsylvania Football News Keystone Club ... Tabbed to the WesternPAFootball.Net All-Small School Team ... Selected to the WTAE All-Playbook Football Team ... Honored as the WTAE Student-Athlete of the Week and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Athlete of the Week ... Chosen as a finalist for 2011 Athlete of the Year by The Almanac ... Garnered first-team all-conference honors as an offensive specialist and second-team distinction as a linebacker in 2010 ... Totaled 2,053 all-purpose yards, rushed for 1,473 yards on 216 carries (6.8 yds/carry) and scored 29 touchdowns as a junior ... Honored as part of Ones to Watch by The Almanac in 2009 after totaling 1,002 all-purpose yards ... Also earned four letters in basketball as a guard/forward, three in baseball as a centerfielder and one in tennis ... Served as a team captain on the baseball and basketball teams ... Selected first-team all-conference in baseball as a junior after posting a .449 batting average ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the environmental club ... Personal: Son of Mike and Patrice Hart ... Father played football at West Virginia and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the Pittsburgh Steelers ... Mother swam at the University of Pennsylvania ... Enjoys textile arts, skiing, water skiing, guitar and fishing.
Great Falls, Va./Langley High School
Head Coach: John Howerton
Prep: Three-year letterwinner for head coach John Howerton at Langley High School ... Selected as one of Virginia's top 100 seniors by the Roanoke Times ... Served as a team captain and was honored as Langley's most valuable player in 2011 ... Garnered first-team All-Liberty District honors as a linebacker ... Also chosen as an honorable mention All-Northern Region honoree ... Named a second-team Virginia Preps All-Northern Region selection ... Letterwinner on the track team and chosen as LHS's most valuable sprinter in 2011 ... Earned the Scholar-Athlete Award all four years ... Personal: Son of Ken and Janice Harvey ... Father played in the NFL for 11 years and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection ... Enjoys hunting and target shooting.
Richmond, Va./Hermitage High School
Head Coach: Patrick Kane
Prep: Earned first-team all-state, all-metro, all-region and all-district honors as a senior ... Served as a team captain in 2011 and helped lead team to a 12-1 record and repeat as regional champions ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a junior en route to helping team post a 13-1 record a finish as the D6 AAA state runners up ... Also garnered first-team all-region and all-district distinction in 2010 ... Chosen as a team captain as a senior ... Two-star recruit by Rivals ... Personal: Son of Andy and Cindy Jennings ... Mother graduated from William and Mary.
Erie, Pa./Erie East High School
Head Coach: Leonard Ford
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a defensive back, running back and kick/punt returner at Cathedral Preparatory School and Erie East High School ... Earned first-team all-region and first-team all-district honors as a senior en route to helping his team win the D 10 championship ... Served as a captain in 2010 and earned first-team all-district distinction ... Set a single-game school record with six touchdowns ... Three-year letterwinner on the track team as a sprinter/jumper ... Honor student ... Personal: Son of Anthony Jordan Sr., and Melissa Williams ... Cousin, Bob Sanders, plays for the San Diego Chargers ... Enjoys comedy.
McKees Rocks, Pa./Montour High School
Head Coach: Lou Cerro
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as an offensive and defensive lineman for head coach Lou Cerro at Montour High School ... Earned all-state and all-conference honors as an offensive lineman during his junior and senior seasons ... Also garnered all-conference accolades as a defensive tackle in 2010 ... Chosen as an all-conference center in 2009 ... Earned three letters on the hockey team ... Served as governor with Community Services Interact ... President of the Montour Association of Marketing and Advertising ... Personal: Son of Dom and Doria Martinelli ... Mother played basketball at Robert Morris College ... Enjoys weight lifting, golfing, fishing and snowboarding.
Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha Catholic High School
Head Coach: Elijah Brooks
Prep: Two-year letterwinner as a defensive back and running back for head coach Elijah Brooks at DeMatha Catholic High School ... Finished his career with 114 tackles, five forced fumbles, three sacks and six interceptions ... Personal: Son of Joaquin Ramirez and Angela Burns-Ramirez ... Cousin, Tony Cole, played football at LSU ... Enjoys ping pong, football and playing video games ... Head coach at DeMatha, Elijah Brooks, was a standout running back at William and Mary.
Lonnie "Trey" Reed
Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge High School
Head Coach: Bill Brown
Prep: Four-year letterwinner as a defensive back and running back for head coach Bill Brown at Colonial Forge High School ... Earned all-state, all-region and all-area honors as a senior ... Honored as the 2012 Free-Lance Star Defensive Player of the Year ... Selected as team's most valuable player as a junior and a senior ... Garnered all-region and all-area distinction as a junior ... Four-year letterwinner on the track team as a sprinter ... Earned all-state honors twice ... Personal: Son of Lonnie and Susan Reed.